Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

What does “Dog days of summer” mean? Hot, sultry weather, flowers starting to fade in the garden, a sign that summer is coming to an end. The Greeks and Romans associated this time of year with thunderstorms, hot weather and mad dogs because Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation at this time, is called […]

Cupcakes: Sized for Decorating Fun

Cupcakes: Sized for Decorating Fun

Cupcakes are the perfect portion size for birthdays, weddings, and large family get-togethers. I like to make them with my Almond Cake batter, adding a generous amount of icing on top, and then decorating them with a theme to match an occasion. It could be as simple as lemon zest for my Almond Lemon cupcakes […]

HeART

HeART

Hearts are a timeless symbol of love. I’ve used heart images in my art throughout my career, beginning with simple hearts and tulips in my early folk art days; to heart collages, cards and paintings in subsequent years. Recently, I completed a series of heart collages made up of antique heart-shaped tart molds into which […]

Christmas in July at Pipka’s

Christmas in July at Pipka’s

The event theme of Christmas in July at Pipka’s has been a tradition for many years. This year, Christmas in July is on Saturday, July 28 from 9am-noon. Although you might think it’s too early to think about Christmas, visitors to the shop are frequently searching for a special holiday ornament to bring back happy […]

CollAGE: The art of aging beautifully.

CollAGE: The art of aging beautifully.

Collage is the art of cutting, pasting and gluing images onto a surface to create a work of art. Having just celebrated a BIG birthday, I have been thinking about my life and come to the conclusion that life is big COLLAGE. My experiences, OUR experiences, are layered, one upon another, to create who we […]

Let Them Eat Almond Cake!

Sample Pipka’s Almond Cake and a wide variety of its variations, along with Pipka’s special blend coffees. A special drawing will be held for a Pipka’s Almond Cake Gift Basket valued at $125. Let Them Eat Almond Cake celebrates the return of the summer season to Door County and the timing is in conjunction with […]

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